readBTLS {EdSurvey}R Documentation

Connect to BTLS Data

Description

Opens a connection to the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) waves 1 through 5 data file and returns an edsurvey.data.frame with information about the file and data.

Usage

readBTLS(dat_FilePath, spss_FilePath, verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

dat_FilePath

a character value to the full path of the BTLS fixed-width (.dat) data file

spss_FilePath

a character value to the full path of the SPSS syntax file to process the dat_FilePath

verbose

a logical value that will determine if you want verbose output while the readBTLS function is running to indicate processing progress (the default value is TRUE)

Details

Reads the spss_FilePath file to parse the dat_FilePath to an edsurvey.data.frame. There is no cached data because the dat_FilePath format already is in fixed-width format.

Value

an edsurvey.data.frame for the BTLS waves 1 to 5 longitudinal dataset.

Author(s)

Tom Fink

See Also

readECLS_K2011, readNAEP, and getData

Examples

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fld <- "~/EdSurveyData/BTLS"
datPath <- file.path(fld, "ASCII Data File", "BTLS2011_12.dat")
spsPath <- file.path(fld, "Input Syntax for Stata and SPSS", "BTLS2011_12.sps")

#read in the data to an edsurvey.data.frame
btls <- readBTLS(datPath, spsPath, verbose = TRUE)

dim(btls)

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[Package EdSurvey version 2.7.1 Index]